Re: Synonym for binary file?

Subject: Re: Synonym for binary file?
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 18:58:18 +0100


I think this may be a little misleading--most "binary files" aren't
executable.

Technically, you're correct. However, in common usage, "binary" and "executable" are used more or less interchangably.

But not by Robert, who said:

binary files (such as graphic files or .pdf files

For him, calling what he currently terms "binary files" "exceutables" would clearly be wrong.

Regards
Jan Henning

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